Let’s hear it for the boys

Not to be outdone by their female colleagues who stripped off and bared (almost) all for a calendar girls charity photo-shoot last year, male staff working for a Stockport-based pub group have gone the full monty for the company’s 2015 version.
 
Volunteer models ranging from pot washers and bar staff to managers at the Almond Family Pub’s five sites, the Hesketh Tavern Cheadle Hulme, Puss in Boots Offerton, Three Bears Hazel Grove, Spread Eagle Romiley and Fletchers Arms Haughton Green, posed for the the calendar being sold to raise funds for the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR).
 
One of the company’s directors, Vicki Almond, had a little girl Anabella in July 2013 who at two weeks old was diagnosed with the condition – a rare and complex genetic disorder, which is present from birth and continues throughout life. 
 
In 95 per cent of cases, PWS is not hereditary and can thus occur in any family, although the prevalence rate is thought to be as low as 1 in 22,000. People with PWS are challenged by an untreatable, insatiable appetite resulting in almost constant feelings of hunger, together with immature physical and emotional development.
 
The calendars will be sold across the bar at all five pubs and the Charity Christmas Tree Lights Switch-on events being staged over the next few days at the Fletchers Arms and Hesketh Tavern.
 
Vicki said: “It’s touching that the boys wanted to do this- I know once the idea was born there were more than enough volunteers! The finished article looks brilliant and will hopefully sell in the dozens raising money for such important research to help people with PWS like Anabella.”